Attractions in St Ives
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens / Penzance
The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are probably the newest addition to Cornwall's tradition of great gardens. Only opened in 2012 the gardens have already become an established fixture on the itinerary of green-fingered visitors...
St Ives Museum / St Ives
Situated just away from the town centre, overlooking Bamaluz beach is St Ives town museum. The exhibitions and collections reflect the fishing, railway, tourism and mining that have defined the town.
Leach Pottery / St Ives
Established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920, many studio potters have had their training here. The historic pottery buildings have been restored, there are regular exhibitions and a selling gallery with work by leading contemporary potters.
The Exchange Gallery / Penzance
Contemporary art gallery showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art. The converted telephone exchange also has a cafe and education space
Established in 1990, the museum has an elaborate collection of lighthouse equipment that helps to tell the story of how an organization, Trinity House, has built and maintained lights around the coast of England and Wales for over 400 years.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum / Penzance
Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance
Wayside Folk Museum (NOW CLOSED) / Zennor
The Wayside Folk Museum in Zennor has thousands of artefacts reflecting both the domestic and industrial history of the area
Tate St Ives / St Ives
The Tate Gallery St Ives opened in June 1993 in a purpose-built building with five galleries offering an introduction to modern art, with special emphasis on the St Ives School
The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden features works in bronze, stone and wood in addition to paintings, drawings and other archive material
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary / Hayle
Paradise Park carries out conservation work on native UK species, including the Cornish Chough, Otters, Owls, and Red Squirrels.
It is also home to rare and endangered parrots, and is an excellent and informative day out for any family.